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Captain Lou Albano, the legendary wrestling icon who bridged World Wrestling Entertainment and rock music after starring in Cyndi Lauper's music videos, has died. He was 76.

Albano was "one of the company's most popular and charismatic legends," read a statement on the WWE website. "WWE extends its deepest condolences to the Albano family."

"Today I found out that Capt. Lou had passed away at home with his family beside him. I am sad for his family and I'm just sad. But I know he's at peace now, he had been ill for a while. My heart goes out to his family," Lauper said in a statement. "I love ya Lou and I can picture you up there somewhere explaining that PEG principle to someone. Or maybe you're having a good laugh with Freddie Blassie. But wherever you are, I am sure you are causing a hilarious rucuss. And I will be sad to miss out on that."

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